Families and Guests


Families and Guests of incoming USF first-year students will be given the option to register for a supplemental Family and Guest Orientation Session.  Your Orientation experience will be made up of two different parts: (1) In-person, on-campus experience and (2) Online Orientation content via Canvas Catalog.

In-person, On-campus ORIENTATION PROGRAM

Attendance and participation in the scheduled in-person on-campus Orientation session is held on the date/time of you reserved. You will attend portions of the program with your student, while some portions are tailored specifically to the needs of families and guests in support of both their student’s transition as well as their own. While attendance is not required for families and guests it is required for students.

During your scheduled Orientation session, you'll join the Orientation Team and other USF Campus Partners for a full-day event on all things USF. Campus Partners and Orientation Leaders will guide you throughout the day, providing key information and ways for you to support your student during their transition to USF. 


You will gain access to a library of relevant resources curated by USF Orientation to support less urgent, but still important and timely items and knowledge that you and your student may need before beginning classes at USF. This information will be housed in an Online Canvas Catalog. Please allow up to 5 business days to receive an invitation to join this course after you complete your Orientation reservation. You will be able to access this information at your own pace, available always, via your unique login and password. If you need any technical assistance in accessing this course, please email help@usf.edu

To add a guest, students will need to log back in to their Orientation reservation, or contact us at myorientation@usf.edu

*Please note: Overnight accommodations are not available for the USF Orientation experience.